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“Don't miss this fun, refreshing, beautiful experience.”
Review of Mele Cascades

Mele Cascades
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USD 75.00*
and up
Half-Day Shore Excursion: North Efate Snorkeling Adventure
Ranked #1 of 57 things to do in Port Vila
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Mele Cascades Waterfalls is one of Efate's most popular natural attractions. Only 20 minutes drive out of town, a visit can be completed in just over two hours. There are bathroom facilities available , sitting area, a small cafe and bar on site for purchase of food and drinks. The area is local owned and run by locals. Revenue generated help pay wages for local employees, maintenance and upkeep of the area,community development for surrounding villages and sponsorship of social activities, most especially soccer development programs for youth. Note: Efate is currently experiencing severe El Nino and the once picturesque attraction has very low water levels. This is also causing drastic water supply shortage to villages and its people. To close the business would mean loss of income for many.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Don't miss this fun, refreshing, beautiful experience.”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We went in the morning, and there were few others there. Took a bus from town for 250v each way (apparently most people pay 300). You don't need a tour/guide, the track is a simple 15-20 minute walk uphill. The walk itself is beautiful (beside the river most of the way) but the waterfalls and pools at the top are the main event! Wear your swimsuit, climb the rocks, swim in the pools and go under the waterfalls. So much fun! There is a bit of shade up there, but sunscreen might be advised. We swam/climbed in bare feet which was fine, but reef shoes would have been better.

Visited February 2012
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Ottawa,Canada
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“Beautiful cascades”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Nice walk in the jungle followed by great swim in the pools. Beautiful Cascades. A little expensive ($20) but worth the visit. You don't need to go with a tour. Take a bus and go on your own

Visited February 2012
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply breathtaking!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

These waterfalls are simply amazing - a must see and a definite must do for a swim! The water is a little chilly, but so very worthwhile....

Visited January 2012
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“be better on a fine day”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

just a super rainy day. January is rainy season so muddy days are to be expected.

Visited January 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very romantic”
Reviewed 12 February 2012

Magical place- try to go early so you have the place all to yourself!

Visited February 2012
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